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The Central Trend

Hannah Kos

Hannah Kos, Editor in Chief

Senior Hannah Kos is taking on her last year on staff with as much of a smile as she can muster. Although she is dreading the day she posts her last story, she is looking forward to entering college to major in Secondary English Education. She will attend Wilkes University in Pennsylvania where she will be able to follow her major, write for their news site, and take on new adventures. This year Hannah is most excited about watching the staff grow and adapt as TCT takes new strides each and every day.

 

Favorite Thing about Being on Staff: 

Having the opportunity to put her voice and opinions out for people to read.

Hobbies/Interests:

Reading, writing, painting, and writing poetry.

Favorite Place: 

Empire, Michigan

Favorite Quotes:

"These apples look fake but at least they've got stars on them," - Fantastic Mr. Fox

"Conversations so satisfying they feel like accomplishments," - David Carrol

"I watched a dandelion lose its mind in the wind," - Andrea Gibson

Some things you may not know about Hannah:

At home, Hannah is never said without being accompanied by her middle name, Ruth.

Writing doesn't stop with TCT; Hannah spends a large amount of her time reading and writing poetry.

Hannah is both Color Blind and Dyslexic (which gives way to some pretty comical errors while editing ;)).

All content by Hannah Kos
Epinephrine - Preview Q&A

Epinephrine – Preview Q&A

May 10, 2018

Film: Epinephrine Producers: Jack Ziegler, Josh Nasser, Matt Ahlers 1. What’s your film about?  "Our film is about a teenager who has a deadly heart condition, and his struggle to supply himself...

Netflix Original A Series of Unfortunate Events proves to be a fortunate watch

Netflix Original A Series of Unfortunate Events proves to be a fortunate watch

April 28, 2018

During spring break, Netflix rolled out their second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, and I could not be more pleased. The series is an adaptation of a collection of novels originally written...

Humans of FHC: Joey Killman

Humans of FHC: Joey Killman

April 16, 2018

"[During the Disney band trip], we got to work with one of Disney's top clinicians. We learned to play different songs by Disney, and at the end, we got to play the theme song from Frozen-- which was super...

The Edge of Everything proves to be an excellent fantasy novel

The Edge of Everything proves to be an excellent fantasy novel

March 11, 2018

I'm not one to read fantasy books. Honestly, the last fantasy book I put my hands on was more than likely Harry Potter. However, drawn in by the cover art and the promise of a romantic, pull-on-your-heartstrings...

The three-day Halo Top Diet: Dairy

The three-day Halo Top Diet: Dairy

February 27, 2018

Day One: Total calories: 1,360 calories Pancakes and Waffles (360 calories): This was probably the worst ice cream flavor I have ever consumed. It probably doesn't help that I hate syrup, which...

Goodwill can be good

Goodwill can be good

February 24, 2018

I get it. The first few times, or maybe even hundredth time, walking into a Goodwill can be a little offsetting. The first thing that hits you is, and always will be, the smell. (Think: Grandma just...

Kyle Zevchik is doing everything he loves through his sophomore year

Kyle Zevchik is doing everything he loves through his sophomore year

February 20, 2018

A bright laugh, a big smile, and a good attitude follow sophomore Kyle Zevchik wherever life takes him, whether that be the course, the Xbox, or all the way to Ohio. Kyle is involved in numerous activities...

Community College can be the answer

Community College can be the answer

February 19, 2018

I look people in the eye when they ask me where I'm going to college and calmly say, "GRCC." This is something new. This is something I never planned, never even considered, until a few months ago....

Call Me by Your Name is done beautifully and worth the time

Call Me by Your Name is done beautifully and worth the time

February 15, 2018

The first word I would use to describe Call Me by Your Name would be long. Regardless of how good or well done or beautifully produced the movie may be (which I will touch on later), the first thing ringing...

Humans of FHC: Anonymous

Humans of FHC: Anonymous

February 14, 2018

"We actually hadn't told either of our parents that we were dating yet. I mean, our parents aren't stupid... So they obviously knew, but we didn't say, 'Oh yeah, he's my boyfriend' or, 'She's my girlfriend.'...

Wonder provides a unique twist on a common story

Wonder provides a unique twist on a common story

January 13, 2018

When mixing a love story, defying against societal norms, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, and a family's love into a single movie, you are bound to pull a few tears-- or in my case, many. In Wonder,...

Students plan mental health awareness week and fundraiser

Students plan mental health awareness week and fundraiser

December 19, 2017

It's relatively easy to get people behind raising money for the less fortunate. It's easy to be backed up when trying to raise money for a natural disaster, major virus, or outbreak of disease. It's human...

Irene Yis The Sociolinguistics Series provides a new viewpoint on language

Irene Yi’s The Sociolinguistics Series provides a new viewpoint on language

December 12, 2017

When reading the disclaimer "food for thought" on a Friday night after a long week of hustle and bustle, typically, I am immediately turned away. Typically, that means a lot of brain power I am not necessarily...

Dont forget about the people

Don’t forget about the people

November 25, 2017

DACA. Las Vegas Shooting. Harvey Weinstein. Taking a knee. Charleston. Hurricane Harvey. In today's world, major political events seem to happen left and right-- enough that Twitter has been overthrown...

hello from... my car

hello from… my car

November 19, 2017

From July 2016 to July 2017, I put 30,000 miles on my car. My perfectly good Outback that has traveled the roads of America for over 150,000 miles. I love my car. When I was a freshman, I remember...

Humans of FHC: Cope Hungerford

Humans of FHC: Cope Hungerford

November 16, 2017

"There was a kid who [while] we were waiting for our coach to get there (the lanes don't turn on), so some kids were messing around and throwing balls down the lane and just getting them stuck. One kid...

Erb Thai is nothing but exceptional

Erb Thai is nothing but exceptional

November 11, 2017

On an almost winter, typical Michigan fall day, Reena and I crossed town to enjoy one of our absolute favorites at a location new to both of us: Erb Thai. Upon walking into Erb Thai, the first thing...

FHC honors Veterans Day in a unique way

FHC honors Veteran’s Day in a unique way

November 10, 2017

Over 1000 people standing tall, looking to the flag, pin-drop silence. Over 1000 people turned, looking at the waving red, white and blue. Over 1000 people standing tall, filled with pride for...

Humans of FHC: Ellie Ingraham

Humans of FHC: Ellie Ingraham

November 7, 2017

"I grew up going to Spanish immersion, so Ada Vista, and I went there until 4th grade. In 5th grade, I moved to Appleton, Wisconsin and stayed there for two years. Then I moved back in 6th grade, and I've...

TCTs The Countless Thanks: Day 1 - Hannah Kos

TCT’s The Countless Thanks: Day 1 – Hannah Kos

November 1, 2017

Sean Ivory -- for showing endless kindness and personal relationships. After three years of walking into Mr. Ivory's classroom at the crack of dawn every single day, I can truly say I know him. He...

hello from... home

hello from… home

October 27, 2017

I could start this with the superficial, tiresome quote, "home is where the heart is." I considered it, I really did. And now, I kind of am. As cliche as it sounds, it rings true. I guess that's why it...

Junaid Munir takes his FHC education all over the world.

Junaid Munir takes his FHC education all over the world.

October 27, 2017

Junaid Munir looks like a typical FHC graduate as he stands comfortably in the auditorium. Neither dressed up or dressed down, he stands on the floor neglecting to use the podium placed on the stage for...

hello from... inside TCT

hello from… inside TCT

October 12, 2017

Inside the TCT classroom, there is a couch. There are two chairs near the couch and the coffee table. Across the room, there are two more armchairs. Along the back wall, there is a bar counter with four...

Humans of FHC: Kendall Leach

Humans of FHC: Kendall Leach

October 11, 2017

"It was right before school started-- I got a text from Emma Beck asking me to do a volleyball video for her, for the team, and for the coaches [so they could] play it at their banquet. First of all, I...

hello from... my garage

hello from… my garage

September 28, 2017

I am sitting in my garage. I am sitting on top of a tilted, wooden, rocky, trailer. We are in the midst of homecoming season. For most, that means powder puff, maybe three lip-sync practices,...

FHC band continues to succeed under new band director

FHC band continues to succeed under new band director

September 27, 2017

FHC Band will prevail to the students within. Regardless of budget cuts, stereotypes, or a continuous flow of new directors, the music that cascades out of trumpets, oboes, and flutes will live on....

Happy Cat Cafe makes a difference

Happy Cat Cafe makes a difference

September 21, 2017

Upon visiting Happy Cat Cafe, I looked at each word individually. Happy? Check. Cat? Lots of them. Cafe? Debatable. Walking in, I was met with two doors. One had a paper sign instructing to enter that...

Humans of FHC: Molly Growney

Humans of FHC: Molly Growney

September 19, 2017

"To make a long story short, essentially what happened was Conner Stadler came up to me and said 'Hey, you're going to play bass in Jazz Band,' and now I just do. It's fourth hour, and I guess I just play...

hello from... under my bed

hello from… under my bed

September 14, 2017

I have written everything down. Journal 1 "Jane lives in a apple farm. One day she ate a myserious apple. The next day she woke up in the hospital. She couldnt rember any thing..." (I thought...

Audrey Tubbs climbs on

Audrey Tubbs climbs on

September 13, 2017

A puzzle. Tedious and difficult, filled with fractions of colors and missing pieces. Edges first are easiest; work from the outside in. 1000 pieces ruined when you clear the table for dinner. Start again...

New Netflix original, Atypical, is true to its name

New Netflix original, Atypical, is true to its name

September 7, 2017

Atypical [ey-tip-i-kuh-l] adjective. not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal See also: Netflix show Atypical Regardless of whether the title of the new Netflix original...

Open house provides ease as parents step into the new year

Open house provides ease as parents step into the new year

September 5, 2017

As the hustle and bustle of the new year begins, many parents find themselves in a panic; trying to accommodate their routines for their children as their children accommodate to their new teachers. New...

hello from... the beginning

hello from… the beginning

August 31, 2017

Over the course of the year, I hope to take you with me through the mental and physical journey of my senior year. Perhaps you know me only by my writing, or my name on our Facebook page. Perhaps you see...

Why class choice is your choice

Why class choice is your choice

August 30, 2017

Stress. Hope. Corrections. Success. While this set of words could apply to multiple situations, the specific event that I am referring to is the yearly opening of Class Choice. It's the key...

Humans of FHC: Rick Bolhuis

Humans of FHC: Rick Bolhuis

August 30, 2017

"I collect wrestling shoes. I have quite a few; I wear about a dozen of them and I have about 45 or so more that I'm holding onto as a collection. I will eventually sell them off as a way to make money...

Putting my phone away has made me a better student by day three

Putting my phone away has made me a better student by day three

August 30, 2017

"Oh my god!" "Are they serious?" "That is just not going to last." Phones will be no more at FHC. Turned off. Put away. On your desk or in a wall slot. No exceptions. All teachers. Upon hearing...

hello from... canada

hello from… canada

June 2, 2017

There is a week left. It's the home stretch. Kids are buckling down, pulling out the exam reviews and crumpled notes at the bottom of their backpack, straining for that last exam grade to pull them just...

The first week

The first week

May 23, 2017

It's the end of the year. Things are wrapping up. Everyone is on the edge of their seats, waiting for the final bell of the final day indicating summer has arrived. But this is the first week. The...

Anonymous acts of love

Anonymous acts of love

May 22, 2017

The hallways are filled with posters. "RDVP" "FHC Crew" "Join The Central Trend" ...

Jakus unique take on sushi provides a wonderful experience

Jaku’s unique take on sushi provides a wonderful experience

May 16, 2017

Wedged in between a Panera and Qdoba, maybe 20 paces wide, branding "Sushi and Grill," I was apprehensive. Sure, the menu online looked nice, but anyone can choose a minimalist font with a white background...

I Loved You Preview Q&A

I Loved You Preview Q&A

May 10, 2017

Film: I Loved You Producer: Charlie Soucey 1.) What theme would you consider your film? "I would consider "I Loved You" to be an action/adventure thriller with a touch of drama." 2.) Can...

An open letter to whoever keyed my car

An open letter to whoever keyed my car

May 9, 2017

Why? I'm not upset that there is a scratch on my car. If that was the goal, to make me frustrated that my car was damaged, you failed. I'm a 17-year-old who has had her license for just under a year....

Le Bon Macaron provided less than an impression

Le Bon Macaron provided less than an impression

April 25, 2017

Sunny, bright afternoons have the tendency to put you in a good mood. The buds on the leaves in combination with runners sprinting off the treadmill and onto the treacherous, pothole smothered streets...

The Central Trend staff wins numerous MIPA awards

The Central Trend staff wins numerous MIPA awards

April 19, 2017

The Central Trend staff members have been awarded a variety of awards from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) in their spring journalism state-wide contest. The winners are listed below. 1st...

Why I work

Why I work

April 18, 2017

Every day after school, while most kids jump into their cars and fly down Cascade Road aching to get home and sleep, or run out onto the field for practice, I take a 15-second drive past the tennis courts...

Finding my center through sensory deprivation

Finding my center through sensory deprivation

April 11, 2017

Darkness. Silence. Nothing but you and your thoughts floating on seemingly nothing. In retrospect, that seems absolutely terrifying; however, it was one of the most enlightening things I have ever experienced....

Take a class because youre interested in its topics

Take a class because you’re interested in its topics

March 29, 2017

As scheduling rolls around and people begin to think about what classes they will be taking next year, a factor that plays into that decision for many is who teaches the courses they are selecting. Is...

The battle of balancing the scale

The battle of balancing the scale

March 21, 2017

Everyone is telling me something has to give. They tell me that something needs to dissipate from the hecticity that fills the 24 hours I get in each day. I've heard it all: You're too stressed. You...

East Grand Rapids TEDx was nothing less than impressive

East Grand Rapids TEDx was nothing less than impressive

March 14, 2017

After spending countless hours of sitting in my room watching video after video of TED Talks on Youtube, surrounding myself in the comforting depths of recommended videos of different people sharing their...

Keep holding on

Keep holding on

February 28, 2017

We are getting to that point of the year where people and students are starting to give up. Whether it's because they need a break, their grades are bad, or they are just too overworked, people are starting...

Freshiis bowls and smoothies live up to their name

Freshii’s bowls and smoothies live up to their name

February 21, 2017

I am a sucker for well lit restaurants with an array of clich health foods and green smoothies. They are my favorite places to eat not only because you're almost guaranteed fresh food, but the atmosphere...

The moments that matter

The moments that matter

February 14, 2017

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. A series of seconds that result in everything you live for, both good and bad. Each moment can be measured a good minute, a bad hour, or a few neutral seconds. But...

FHPS could potentially be looking at a huge calendar change

FHPS could potentially be looking at a huge calendar change

February 7, 2017

Recently, Superintendent Dan Behm sent out a survey that could change the way our entire school system works. The two question survey was attached to an email that provided the information that enlightened...

Succulent plant, Echeveria species, in pot.

Why I live for life

January 31, 2017

If you were to walk into my bedroom, it is likely that the first thing you would notice is the abundance of plants: 30 to be exact. They are assorted in different sizes, shapes, and colors. There are cacti,...

The Lumineers put on the concert of the year

The Lumineers put on the concert of the year

January 27, 2017

The excitement I had as I walked into Van Andel Arena for The Lumineers concert was unmeasurable. I was bouncing in my seat the whole way there, and could barely sit still through dinner. These songs made...

FHC welcomes globally educated student Nisha Rajakrishna

FHC welcomes globally educated student Nisha Rajakrishna

January 19, 2017

“Nisha is an amazing, special person, and you're very lucky to have her at your school,” said Bella Moss, one of Nisha's old classmates from England. FHC is learning just what that means as Nisha...

Musical soundtrack Hamilton proves to be more than expected

Musical soundtrack Hamilton proves to be more than expected

January 5, 2017

Hamilton. It was one of those things I avoided at all costs. Yeah, yeah. It's a broadway musical about a founding father. That’s great. Don’t get me wrong. I love classic broadway musicals; I’ve...

A Letter To You

A Letter To You

December 23, 2016

A letter to you. The one I love. The one I don't love. The one that said hi to me in the hallway or smiled at me on a bad day. Hey thanks. Thank you for being you. For caring about me. I appreciate...

Connor Genschaw: A Player and a Fighter

Connor Genschaw: A Player and a Fighter

December 16, 2016

Wake up. Wash your hands. Prick your finger. Check your blood sugar. Low. Shove some food down your throat. Wait. Count the carbs. Don’t forget. Hurry up. You have to do everything else. You can’t...

Just Like Us

Just Like Us

December 14, 2016

What college are you going to next year? How many colleges are you applying to? What did you get for Christmas? You got your license? Cool. What type of car did you get? I’ll drive. My mom pays for my...

Avocadont

Avocadon’t

December 8, 2016

Over the course of 2016, avocados have blown up. Earning the epithet of “super food,” they have been so over-consumed in the past year that the population of health-freaks and vegans have been suffering...

The Tacos Above the Rest

The Tacos Above the Rest

December 1, 2016

The Downtown Market is a remarkable place on its own, filled with interesting shops and interesting people; bright lights; a cool feel; and a modern, open look. Nestled in the back, pressed into a corner...

Day 5 of Student Profiles

Day 5 of Student Profiles

November 18, 2016

All students have their “thing.” Sports, AP classes, language, volunteering… you could walk up to any student at FHC and he or she would be able to tell you about their “thing” they love to...

Intro to Student Profiles

Intro to Student Profiles

November 14, 2016

Forest Hills Central. “Gifted.” Excelled. Try-hards. Educated. Athletic. Artistic. Empowered. Innovated. Students. Each is a word that has been used to describe the student body of FHC, but what...

Its Time to Step It Up

It’s Time to Step It Up

November 8, 2016
How To Donate: Where: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Lunch How: Put Money in Respective Bucket (by class) Rewards: If you class donates: $1000 - Lollypops $2500 - Cookies Class that donates the most - Ice cream at lunch
Rachel Clayton Takes On Training Police Horses

Rachel Clayton Takes On Training Police Horses

November 2, 2016

Rachel Clayton goes above and beyond the typical activities of a high school student. On top regular school work and friends, Rachel pours even more of her time into something a bit more unique. Rachel...

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